Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.
Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.
The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.
Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs.
A review of primary care residency program curricula has found wide variations in the ways in which these programs teach residents about social determinants of health.
The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community.
In 2015, the AAFP conducted a national survey of all graduating AAFP student members to learn what influenced their specialty choices.
A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.
An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.
A family physician co-author of a recent study outlined key interventions that helped one residency program quickly increase diversity despite a largely unchanged pipeline.
Researchers at a St. Louis family medicine residency program assessed outcomes after implementation of a longitudinal experiential curriculum focused on underserved communities.
The AAFP has launched the Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package for family physicians participating in the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot. The new resource combines the learning power of the Board Review Self-Study ...
A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.
Results of focus group sessions with medical students at allopathic schools across the United States show that the decision to specialize in family medicine is influenced by several factors.
The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.
Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.
In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.
Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service.
AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.
New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.
New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.
Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues.
Results of a survey of family medicine department chairs provide new insight into the factors associated with successfully filling vacancies for faculty physicians.
Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.
During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.
Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.
The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.
A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.
The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.
The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.
During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.
The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is currently accepting applications from FPs interested in conducting innovative, short-term clinical research projects.
The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.
The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.
Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study.
In a recent study, Alabama-based researchers sought to understand the kind of support rural preceptors need to teach medical students in an eight-month longitudinal rural curriculum.
New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.
Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services.
Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022.
The CDC is offering family physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about opioid reduction strategies and earn free CME in the process.
In the first entirely unified match for allopathic and osteopathic medical students, the total number of U.S. students and graduates matching into the specialty increased by 103 while the overall family medicine match increased by nearly 500.
The AAFP has issued a new policy intended to support and protect medical learners during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar types of public health crises.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched a new podcast series that examines lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from an academic medicine perspective.
New recommendations aim to ensure a successful 2021 family medicine residency match process that overcomes hurdles thrown up by the pandemic.
Although the AAFP's PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium was canceled because of the pandemic, the Academy is making more than 18 hours of recorded content and materials available.
For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.
Program directors Deborah Clements, M.D., and Kristina Diaz, M.D., offered students advice on navigating the virtual match during a session at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
In their first remote election, delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders to represent them in the coming year.
Veteran family physicians urged attendees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students not to underestimate their ability to make a difference outside the clinic.
The AAFP Foundation recently announced the project award winners from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leadership Institute's fifth class.
The pandemic forced the unprecedented step of moving all Match interviews online. In this QandA, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.
The AAFP updated its policy regarding medical learners and the pandemic to specify that medical students should be included with other health professionals who are prioritized to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.
Sarah Nosal, M.D., has devoted her career to giving uninsured patients "the care and respect they deserve" and passing those values on to the medical students she trains.
Former NFL player and medical device company CEO Milt McColl, M.D., is finishing his medical training and loving every minute of it.
In addition to providing hands-on patient care, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., is improving public health in Oregon through her work as a state senator.
David Gaus, M.D., M.P.H., wanted to provide preventive care to the people of rural Ecuador. When he realized they needed more, he started an entire health system.
Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.
Nearly 20 years after bouncing back from physician burnout, Mark Greenawald, M.D., is trying to help his peers prevent or overcome it.
Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health.
As founder of a youth health career mentorship program, Renee Crichlow, M.D., is helping young students climb "The Ladder" to medical school and beyond.
Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans represent less than 7 percent of the physician workforce. Kameron Matthews, M.D., J.D., and her colleagues are trying to change that.
Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., said lessons learned as a medical volunteer in El Salvador have served him well as a family physician leader and advocate.
Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.
Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., was recently elected convener of the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders. She wants to give back to the event that trained her as a leader.
Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.
Brian Frank, M.D., said his circuitous route to a career in medicine helps him understand the patient perspective and the need for health equity.
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D., is helping the Center for Improving Value in Health Care utilize vast health claims data in pursuit of better health, better care and lower costs.
Family physician Christina Kelly, M.D., provides maternity care, including surgical obstetrics. She's also showing medical students and residents how broad their scope could be as family physicians.
Kevin Wang, M.D., is teaching medical students, residents, physicians and others how to meet the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients.
Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier.
Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.
Victoria Boggiano, M.D., M.P.H., confirmed her specialty choice and became a leader at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Now she hopes to help others do the same.
As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.
Erin Clark, a regional coordinator for the family medicine interest group network, is pursuing two academic degrees and a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.
Whether through conference presentations, journals, mentoring or podcasting, Steven Brown, M.D., is delivering evidence-based medicine to students, residents and physicians.
A longtime leader in family medicine training, Joseph Gravel, M.D., hopes to double the size of a residency program for the second time in his career.
Physician, educator and advocate Kari Mader, M.D., M.P.H., is teaching medical students how to identify and address their communities' needs.
Lt. Col. Julie Hundertmark, M.D., realized her dream of becoming a physician in the military and now is encouraging others to follow her path.
Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., says physicians are natural leaders. She's working to ensure her colleagues feel empowered to create change.
Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.
Volunteering in a health care outreach clinic as a teenager helped Juan Robles, M.D., find the mentors he needed in health care. Now he is creating similar opportunities for college students.
Philip Diller, M.D., PhD., recently was named senior associate dean for educational affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He said it's important for more family physicians to take on roles as academic deans.
Wilson Pace, M.D., had an idea to build networks that allow physicians to share data, and the project has given researchers access to de-identified records for more than 30 million patients.
Samuel "Le" Church, M.D., M.P.H., literally rebuilt his practice so he could help childhood victims of sexual assault.
Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.
Former AAFP President Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., may have retired from his day jobs, but he's still working for family medicine.
Residency program director Jim Campbell, M.D., practices in a wide variety of settings so he can show students and residents the full scope of family medicine.
When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.
Ajoy Kumar, M.D., realized as an intern just how broken our health care system is. He's been working to change that ever since.
As one of the AAFP's first health equity fellows, Karen Isaacs, M.D., M.P.H., is working to improve the process of screening patients for social determinants of health and linking them to needed resources.
Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., spent a decade covering wars as a journalist. Now she cares for those fleeing from such conflicts.
Paul Ravenna, M.D., is studying how geographic information systems can help improve health care and how physicians can be trained to use those tools to help patients.
Intern Tyson Schwab, M.D., M.S., just started his family medicine training, but he already has two medical devices in development.
Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31.
His research and work on state and national committees put Jonathan Temte, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., on a path to become one of family medicine's foremost experts on immunizations.
Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, M.D., Ph.D., was tasked with starting a rural family medicine residency program from scratch. After four years of preparation, the program will launch in 2019.
When small-town family physician Erik Bostrom, M.D., decided to make baby blankets for each of the newborns he delivers, he also made national news.
After completing his training with an addiction medicine fellowship, Luke Peterson, D.O., brought what he learned back to Phoenix to train others.
Volunteering with vulnerable populations put Sarah Matthews, M.D., on the path to a family medicine career.